Wednesday, August 18, 2010
couple things about this one. as i went along, i started to exaggerate the height of the letters to mimic the flag. nice effect, should have redone the whole thing, but blogs did not exists back then so i had no idea i would be hanging these out on the largest virtual wall for the entire universe to peruse.
to add those little spots of color, as you are pulling a stroke, just stop once in a while and jump over a space. go back and fill it in with lines and blocks of colors. or...anything else.
i also like when the letters touch. look at the shadow. to the right and dropped down a bit. the sun is coming from the upper left corner of the envelope. i almost always do my shadows from that angle.
this one has a color balance that is similar to the stamp. sometimes i take a minor color in the stamp and feature it as the primary color in the name. this time, i did not. i'll have to cross reference my color choices after i get all the envelopes scanned. (if i live that long)